there’s the President for 2016
by Allen West on December 3, 2013
You may remember President Bill Clinton’s famous retort during the Monica Lewinsky episode regarding the definition of “is.” Now it seems President Obama faces the same issue of definition.
First Americans were told “if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it, period. If you like your doctor you can keep him, period.” We now know that “is” not the case.
President Obama and his minions assessed your plans as substandard according to he who knows what is, is, and we know he knows what is best. And of course we all did not understand what Obama meant what is, is, so he just misspoke and then told the insurance industry what is, is, and that they should just put everyone back on their plans — since Mr. Obama’s definition of is, is that he can simply command something to occur.
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my favorite season too.ppl think it’s nutz. they love summer-no way.Give us fall and winter.
This is the season I love the best. I love winter and I love Christmas. We were married on December 29th because I wanted to have our wedding and subsequent anniversaries around this time of year. I had always dreamed of a winter wedding, complete with white fur muffs, a horse-drawn sleigh, and wearing red in my wedding outfit. I loved having a candle-lit, winter wedding. I love the cold weather, the snow, the lights on people’s houses, the tree with all the ornaments that tell of our lifetimes in them, the smell of Christmas baking, the Christmas music my husband plays continually from Thanksgiving Day onward, seeing friends we haven’t seen in a long time, enjoying the joy of gifts given and received. I especially love Christmas Eve Vespers and staying out late and seeing all the lights, drinking hot cocoa and splurging on Christmas cookies. I love making…
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While the federal government was squeezed on one side by sequester and the other by a looming partial shutdown, the State Department was spending heavily on booze for its embassies abroad.
The Washington Times reports that the department spent about $180,000 on alcohol in September and $400,000 in all of 2012 — that\’s three times the $118,000 spent in 2008.
The booze tab reportedly has risen every year since 2008, but the end of fiscal 2012 saw a particular spike. Part of the reason could be that, toward the end of the year, federal agencies often try to spend what\’s left in their budgets in order to reduce the risk that Congress will target them for cuts.
Records for U.S. embassies show that alcohol spending went up at American posts around the world. The purchases included nearly $16,000 for bourbon and whiskey in Moscow, and more than $22,000 for wine in Tokyo.
Some of the purchases were listed as \”gratuity\” items, meaning they were likely gifts. The State Department noted that the U.S. is trying to \”make the best impression\” with foreign governments and groups.
But, in a statement to the Times, the department also said \”it would be an oversimplification\” to only look at these purchases and \”draw a conclusion about the department\’s operational priorities at the time.\”